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‘British’ Covid-19 strain found in 41 countries, - WHO

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The strain is found in five out of six WHO regions
11:40, 6 January 2021

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The so-called ‘British’ strain of coronavirus was found in 41 countries and territories as the World Health Organization reported.

It is noted that the variety of coronavirus VOC-202012/01 was initially found in the UK. The recent reports on different variants of SARS-CoV-2 that causes Covid-19 provoked interest and concern over the impact of viral modifications.

“As of 5 January 2021, the VOC-202012/01 variant initially detected in the United Kingdom has been detected in a small number of cases in 40 other countries/territories/areas in five of the six WHO regions,” the message said.

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The new strain of coronavirus was detected in Britain. This strain is considered to be more

Earlier, Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson stated that a new coronavirus strain was identified in the UK.

The World Health Organization urged Europeans to strengthen approaches to control and prevent the spread of the virus due to the appearance of a new strain of coronavirus in some European countries.

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Earlier, it was reported that a new strain of coronavirus has already been found in 33 countries. This strain is considered to be more contagious and is associated with a sharp increase in the number of infections in Britain.

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